Jackie is a great teacher! She is the perfect combination of fun, challenging, and knowledgeable in the foundation of barre. Her tone of voice is soothing yet upbeat and she knows just when and how to que you into a correction. She even raises and lowers the volume of the music depending on if she’s encouraging you find your edge or talking. Amazing!
Tom was first introduced to movement training at the age of 4
when he started to box. In a few years, boxing led to martial
arts, where he began to teach at age 16. Tom then studied
Kenpo, Taekwondo, Shorin-Ryu, Krav Maga, and other disciplines
- all requiring intense focus and dedication.
In addition to martial-arts, Tom has competed in powerlifting, CrossFit and taught wilderness survival. The abuse and intensity his body took during these competitive endeavors led him on a journey to find a movement practice that was more gentle to his body, while also presenting rewarding challenges. In 2010, Tom started to study yoga and discovered a classical Hatha style yoga studio that spoke to his passion for meditation, provided gentle movement, and with a focus on philosophy.
Outside of movement, Tom has worked in the corporate world as a technology innovation and efficiency strategist for over 2 decades and has lived in Europe, Texas, California, Puerto Rico, Michigan, and New Hampshire. Through his love of travel, technology, and leadership, Tom understands what it means to work in a fast-paced, demanding career and the importance of a self-care routine.
Today, Tom teaches yoga and meditation, and leads people to reconnect with nature through mindful outdoor experiences. Tom is an RYT-200, a certified Level 1 Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide, and reiki master/teacher. He is continuing his education to obtain his RYT-500 and a Certified Primordial Sound Meditation through the Chopra Center (October 2019).